Monday, April 30, 2012

Tinker Bell Wardrobe Malfunction and the Darkwingmobile

Don't get too excited. There are no exposed boobs or Justin Timberlake.

Almost everything I draw is a means to an end, as in I plan to put it though it's paces in Photoshop and whatnot to make it all purty, and I often forget that sometimes I have to sketch simply for the sake of sketching. I do that sometimes in my pocket sketch book when I have free time at work, but that doesn't happen often enough. So here are these doodles.

First, I have my obligatory Tinker Bell sketches, wherein, amongst other things, I delve into the horrors of torn clothing. Look how sad she is! That's the whole point, to expose her grief. What did you think it was for?!

Second, I drew what I thought Darkwing Duck's car might look like, if he had one (as far as I know, he only has a motorcycle, a jet, and a rarely used space ship). I'm quite bad at drawing vehicles and machines in general, so I figured I should practice, and Darkwing has been in my head recently thanks to having bought his show on DVD. I'm reasonably pleased with the results, though all I really did was mix DW's previously mentioned jet (the Thunderquack) with the Batmobile.

On that note, do any of my three readers know of a particularly good, step-by-step How To Draw book and/or website on cars, machines, or technology in general? I know there's got to be some rules, like, "A vehicle of this type or purpose should be this many wheels in length" and other such things that I don't know about. If you know of such a book or site, would kindly let me know about it in the comments or on Twitter?

Monday, April 23, 2012


Good napping trees are hard to find.

Finally thought of an intro for Stitches, one of the more recent neighbors (that I like) in my Animal Crossing town. He's cute and all, but I can't think of any other example of a living teddy bear, except for Winnie the Pooh, that isn't scary, even if it isn't the intention. Even Snuggle creeps me out.

The other mentioned bear is Mori Chack's Gloomy Bear, but he's supposed to be cute yet creepy, so it's cool. I'll have to get a Gloomy Bear plushie one of these days (if I ever see one in this podunk town).

But I still don't want a living one.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Princess Tea Color

Oh, but no Princes? I see how it is.

Here's the final versions of the Princesses and Fairy Godmother I made for this Princess Tea images I'm making for my boss at the bowling alley. I tried to pick colors that weren't used much on Disney Princesses, except for the yellow (which Belle wears). I was originally going to give that Princes a blue dress, but when I decided to give her darker skin, for the sake of being politically correct, she looked a little too much like Tiana in her princess costume early on in the Princess in the Frog. As for shading, I would of have done more complex renderings as I've done in other works, but by the time my boss okayed the drawings and gave me all the information needed, she said, "Oh, and I need these yesterday," so I did simple cel type shading so I could get them to her quicker.

Now that this is done, I guess gotta go back to doin' more masculine drawings. I mean, of course, a dude like me would have to be crazy to want to keep doing girly drawings.


Monday, April 2, 2012

Princess Tea

Tea for Princesses, not a tea themed Princess.
Here's what I've been working after my stint at jury duty. One of my bosses at the bowling alley asked me to do ticket and poster images for an upcoming Princess themed tea party, proceeds benefiting Relay for Life.

My dad did the tickets for said boss the year before last (he used to work at the bowling alley too), wherein he found images of Disney Princess dolls and Photoshopped the bodies out. I thought that was some sort of way of saying "put your face here," since the young girls that come are encouraged to dress as princesses, so at first I drew some of the Disney Princesses and put there bodies and silhouette to let the dresses stand out.

But then I talked to Dad about it, and he said the only reason he altered the doll images was so he wouldn't get sued by Disney. When I learned that was the case, I decided draw my own princess that are "Disney-esque," which you can see in the second page of sketches. There are two types of tickets: one for kids and one for adults, so for the parents I drew a fairy godmother.

Now I can cross out "Draw cute princesses and get paid for it" on my bucket list.